At TU Darmstadt, all kinds of innovations are generated in research projects. With over 540 patents and patent applications, TU Darmstadt offers a wide range of IP. Our IP managers are looking for companies and industry partners to use these innovations for product development.
There are three models that can be used to exploit our patents: sale of IP, licensing and ‘IP4Shares’.
Under the IP4Shares model, the rights to the university IP are transferred to the company. In return, TU Darmstadt receives virtual shares in the company. Payment for the IP is postponed into the future and the start-up does not initially need to allocate funds for the rights. These can instead be used to build up the company.
The university’s internal Pioneer Fund funding programme, which was created in partnership with Entega, aims to boost TU Darmstadt’s innovation capabilities. The Pioneer Fund provides up to €135,000 of funding for development and feasibility studies for up to 18 months for innovations at the pre-competitive stage.
The Pioneer Fund is seeking corporate partners for dialogue, funding and partnerships. Please simply get in touch with us if you are interested.
Find a summary here of the projects for the three sub-programmes, ACTIVATOR, BOOSTER and PIONEERS.